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MUSICAL THEATRE MELODIES - 2oth March - "Canterbury Tales"

Rob Morrison's next "Musical Theatre Melodies" broadcast on Tuesday, 20th March at 9 p.m. will feature a 50th Anniversary tribute to Richard Hill, John Hawkins and Nevill Coghill's Canterbury Tales, (based on a translation from Chaucer by Nevill Coghill), from the original 1968 London cast recording starring Wilfred Brambell, Jessie Evans and Kenneth J. Warren, with Nicky Henson, Billy Boyle, Pamela Charles, Gay Soper, Michael Logan, Kevin Brennan, Daniel Thorndike, John Rutland, Nancy Nevinson and Martin Starkie; plus additional songs from the 1969 original Broadway cast recording starring Hermione Baddeley, George Rose, Ed Evanko, Sandy Duncan, Roy Cooper, Ann Gardner and Evelyn Page.

This will be preceded by an introduction (via Skype) from London-based musical theatre historian, archivist and author - Rex Bunnett.

The programme will conclude with an interview with Randall Berger, who was a cast member of the musical sequel More Canterbury Tales, which had its world premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne on 23rd October 1976.

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